Se plaindre

The Subjunctivisor!

Does se plaindre require the subjunctive?

Yes, se plaindre requires the subjunctive.

Par exemple…

Je me plains que les autres soient toujours en retard.
I’m complaining that the others are always late.

 
Se plaindre is a pronominal verb.

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1 Response

  1. John Mullen 3 May 2018 / 11:40

    You usually use the subjunctive. It’s not impossible to use the indicative though – that would underline the factualness of the complaint. Ils se plaignaient que les bus arrivaient toujours en retard.